Hey HardToConquer. Congrats on the new phone. I'm jealous as to your location on this great earth. Here in doodah we had a heat wave and temps reached 30f. Brrrr
I see that we do not have a specific discussion area for your HTC Dream. It is quite similar to the T-Mobile G1 however and you might gain some insight by checking out the discussions in that area. Here is a link to the G1 sub forums.
T-Mobile G1 - Android Forums
Best of luck to you and welcome to Android Forums. We are happy to have you as a new member.